OLYMPIA – The management of gray wolves in Washington could soon be exclusively under state control thanks to a proposal announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to end federal protection for the species.
OROVILLE – The Breadline Cafe has packed up its swimming suit, beach umbrella and sunscreen for the summer. Omak’s premier dining establishment is pleased to announce the opening of its second location: Breadline at the Beach at Oroville’s Veranda Beach Resort.
OROVILLE – There was still no public comment on the updates to the Oroville’s Critical Areas/Comprehensive Plan Amendments so the council decided to set up a one-hour workshop prior to their June 18 meeting to answer questions and take testimony.
NORTH COUNTY – You might call it ‘Planes, (no) trains and automobiles,’ because June 15 and 16 have at least two of the three in their events, although the third takes place in one of the first towns to have train service in Okanogan County.
OROVILLE – Bernice “Bunny” and Ike Williams are the new owners of the Shop Tavern located at 2002 Main Street in Oroville. The business will be managed by their son, Richard Williams.
TONASKET – Ordinances to regulate the proliferation of yard sales in Tonasket, and to manage traffic in the Tonasket Avenue area, were passed at the Tuesday, May 28, Tonasket City Council meeting.
TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District’s efforts to bring down its warrant levels may be slowed by urgent infrastructure needs that have cropped up recently and may cost significant money to address. Chief Information Officer Kelly Cariker, who is also in charge of facility issues, reported on two issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
OKANOGAN – The new assessment of property within the Oroville School District is complete and while most won’t notice much of an increase, those with lakefront property will see taxes rise, according to Okanogan County Assessor Scott Furman.
TONASKET – Tonasket’s 78th annual Founders Day weekend will feature non-stop, end-to-end activity for those who wish to partake in the full plethora of festivities beginning Thursday, May 30, and highlighted by a full day Saturday that includes the annual parade, rodeo and more.
OROVILLE – Approval of a new Oroville Critical Areas Ordinance was put of for at least two weeks as council reviews the ordinance in it’s current form.
The Tuesday, May 21 Oroville City Council meeting was advertised as a public hearing to take relevant testimony about the ordinance which was drafted by the Oroville Planning Commission, with the help of Chris Branch, director of Community Development.